Humber was established in 1967 under its founding President, Gordon Wragg. In the early 1970s, student enrollment was rapidly increasing which led Humber to expand its business and technology programs at both the North and Lakeshore Campuses. Humber College had the largest group of Business students in the province. Three year co-op programs were developed in the early 1970s in a range of technology and business programs. Humber became Canada’s largest “Community College” with over 10,000 full-time and 100,000 part-time learners in the early 1980s. Humber was developing new programs to respond to business and industry demands with focus on flexibility in class schedules, including a weekend College. Its skill-based training courses included self-paced programming and, along with Holland College in Prince Edward Island, became one of the National Centers for industry driven DACUM curriculum. Humber introduced flexible manufacturing and was a pioneer in introducing computer applications in technology programs. Lakeshore Campus, at its new permanent location on the lakeshore was the first College to introduce a solar technology program to respond to the needs of that growing industry of the time. Humber had a very large international outreach program, working in over 20 countries and with the assistance of ADB, the Government of Canada (CIDA) and latterly the ACCC (Association of Canadian Community Colleges), it developed the largest international program of all of the Canadian Colleges by 1987, introducing the concept of responsive tertiary education to countries throughout Africa and Asia
A polytechnic college in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with three campuses namely: Humber North Campus, Humber Lakeshore Campus and Humber Orangeville Campus.
On February 2, 2009, Humber College students became the first to contact an astronaut in orbit using apparatus they built and operated. They made contact with Sandra Magnus at the International Space Station from a lab room at the school’s Rexdale campus.
Why choose Humber College
- Full-time programs in business, community services, health, hospitality, media, technology, and the performing arts
- A variety of recognized credentials including postgraduate certificates, degrees, diplomas, certificates and apprenticeships
- Opportunities to move from one credential to another (e.g. from a diploma to a degree)
- Access to student supports such as a library, counseling and disability services, peer tutoring, athletics etc.
- Prior learning assessment and recognition of previous knowledge and work experience for the purpose of awarding academic credit
- Academic Upgrading and English as a Second Language, if required to enter a program.